The Art of Yusuf Grillo

Franklin Ugobude, The Guardian Nigeria, August 2, 2020

Nigeria has been at the forefront of cultural awareness for a while, drawing the attention of the world, especially when the arts and artists are involved. One of the major reasons why this shift has happened in recent times could be attributed to the work of pioneer artists like Bruce Onobrakpeya, Ben Enwonwu and Aina Onabolu who made a name for themselves as artists and created a buzz around their work, giving room to emerging artists and training them eventually. Another pioneer artist worthy of mentioning is Professor Yusuf Grillo, who has been referred to as a founding father of contemporary visual art in Nigeria.